This week we look at the exciting conclusion to Maggie Dallen’s High School Billionaires trilogy. This week, we’re looking at The Man The Myth The Nerd by Maggie Dallen.
This book was Tieg Larson’s long awaited story, and it did not disappoint. Dallen did the best friends to lovers thing in the first book in this series – Tall, Dark, and Nerdy – but honestly, she outdid herself by coming back to the same trope in this tale.
I’m not going to bother with a description of the tale other than this: It is effectively a happy version of A Star Is Born. Same romance-with-a-musician concept, but to me done so much better because it doesn’t have the depressive notes of that tale. Instead, we get a lot of angst about a three year separation, but we also get a truly epic concert scene to close the book.
And really, while the rest of the book was solid, it is that concert scene that really works to truly elevate this book into phenomenal territory. The entire series is fairly quick, fun reads, and this was one epic way to cap it all off. Very much recommended.
As always, the Goodreads/ Amazon review:
Think: Happy Version of A Star Is Born. This was an excellent high angst small town best friends to lovers tale, of a more innocent variety. Tiag Larson may have left town – and his best friend – 3 yrs ago after one epic kiss, but their connection never went away. Now, he has one final concert to show her everything she means to him. Truly excellent book, and truly epic concert scene for the finale. Very much recommended.